R48 Six: Elite 8 Stats

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 9:58am by david

2016-2017 Race 4 Eight 6 Elite 8 Stats

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 4/25/17- The 2016-2017 Race 4 Eight 6 season wrapped up its sixth season at the Player’s Championship in Salt Lake City, with the R48 Men’s Pro crowning its first two-time R48 Player’s Champion, the WR48 crowning its first four-time Player’s Champion, and the SR48 crowning its first three-time Player’s Champion.

All three of the 2016-2017 Race 4 Eight Player’s Champions finished the season as the overwhelming #1’s in their respective brackets, as Killian Carroll, Catriona Casey, and Marcos Chavez left Salt Lake City with WPH crystal, yellow jerseys, and their names etched on the Player’s Championship trophy.

Check out the 2016-2017 Race 4 Eight stats and season highlights of the R48 Elite 8, the WR48 “Fab 4,” and SR48 “Fab 4.”

Race 4 Eight

Killian Carroll

Ranking: #1

Age: 6/15/93

Hometown: County Cork, Ireland

Height: 5’7

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 3rd (Ortiz)

Minnesota: did not play

Plummer: did not play

New Orleans: 1st (Fink)

Houston: 1st (Moreno)

NYAC: 2nd (Brady)

Salt Lake City: 1st (L. Cordova)

Average finish: 1.6

Season record: 19-2

Season highlights: three titles in five starts, became the first two-time Player’s Champion, reached #1 for the first time (March 2017), finished in the top three in all five R48 6 starts, ended the season at #1

David Fink

Ranking: #2

Age: 8/2/77

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Height: 5’11

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 9th (D. Cordova)

Minnesota: 2nd (Ortiz)

Plummer: 2nd (Moreno)

New Orleans: 2nd (Carroll)

Houston: 3rd (Moreno)

NYAC: 5th (Brady)

Salt Lake City: 3rd (L. Cordova)

Average finish: 3.7

Season record: 18-7

Season highlights: advanced to three consecutive R48 finals, reached #1 for the first time (March 2017), finished in the top five of the last six events of the R48 6 season, ended the season at #2 (highest season-ending ranking in 6-year R48 career)

Luis Moreno

Ranking: #3

Age: 1/24/89

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Height: 5’11

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 5th McCarthy)

Minnesota: 6th (Fink, Nett)

Plummer: 1st (Fink)

New Orleans: 3rd (Carroll)

Houston: 2nd (Carroll)

NYAC: 3rd (Carroll)

Salt Lake City: 6th (L. Cordova)

Average finish: 3.7

Season record: 16-8

Season highlights: won his 10th R48 title at Plummer ’17 (second most in R48 history), advanced to two finals, finished the season at #3

Mando Ortiz

Ranking: #4

Age: 10/21/88

Hometown: Norwalk, CA

Height: 5’6

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 2nd (McCarthy)

Minnesota: 1st (Fink)

Plummer: 7th (Perez)

New Orleans: 3rd (Fink)

Houston: 9th (Chavez)

NYAC: did not play

Salt Lake City: 7th (Lenning)

Average finish: 4.8

Season record: 15-6

Season highlights: reached #1 for the first time (October 2016), won his second R48 title at Minnesota ’16, reached consecutive finals (U.S. Open, Minnesota)

Sean Lenning

Ranking: #5

Age: 4/18/85

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Height: 6’2

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 4th (McCarthy, Carroll)

Minnesota: 7th (L. Cordova, Moreno)

Plummer: 3rd (Fink)

New Orleans: did not start

Houston: 3rd (Carroll)

NYAC: 7th (L. Cordova, Fink)

Salt Lake City: 4th (Carroll)

Average finish: 4.7

Season record: 11-9

Season highlights: overcame a serious shoulder injury to finish in the top seven of three starts following the injury, advanced to four semifinals in six starts

Luis Cordova

Ranking: #5

Age: 9/13/1990

Hometown: Juarez, MX

Height: 6’0

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 9th (Shanks)

Minnesota: 3rd (Fink)

Plummer: 9th (Nett)

New Orleans: 10th (Chavez)

Houston: 5th (Carroll)

NYAC: 3rd (Brady)

Salt Lake City: 2nd (Carroll)

Average finish: 5.9

Season record: 16-8

Season highlights: reached his first R48 semifinal (Minnesota ’16), reached his first R48 final (Salt Lake City ’17), jumped to #5 on the R48 rankings (highest ever), finished in the top three of three stops (Minnesota, NYAC, Salt Lake City)

Emmett Peixoto

Ranking: #7

Age: 10/15/82

Hometown: Watsonville, CA

Height: 5’10

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 5th (Carroll)

Minnesota: 3rd (Ortiz)

Plummer: 5th (Moreno)

New Orleans: 13th (Nett)

Houston: 7th (Lenning)

NYAC: 11th (Brady, McCarthy)

Salt Lake City: did not play

Average finish: 7.3

Season record: 8-9

Season highlights: finished in the top five of the first three events of the season, advanced to the semifinals of Minnesota ‘16

Daniel Cordova

Ranking: #7

Age: 9/10/92

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Height: 5’10

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 5th (Lenning)

Minnesota: 7th (Peixoto, Nett)

Plummer: 11th (Chavez)

New Orleans: 5th (Carroll)

Houston: 6th (Fink)

NYAC: 6th (Moreno, Fink)

Salt Lake City: 9th (Chavez)

Average finish: 7

Season record: 13-11

Season highlights: top seven finishes in five of seven R48 6 starts

Women’s Race 4 Eight

Catriona Casey

Ranking: #1

Age: 10/8/93

Hometown: Ballydesmond Co. Cork, Ireland

Height: 5’4

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 1st (Reilly)

NYAC: 1st (McMahon)

Salt Lake City: 1st (McMahon)

Average finish: 1

Season record: 12-0

Season highlights: completed her third undefeated season in four years on the WR48 tour, won her fourth consecutive WR48 Player’s Championship, won her 12th WR48 title in 13 WR48 starts in Salt Lake City, retained the WR48 #1 ranking

Martina McMahon

Ranking: #2

Age: 2/3/95

Hometown: Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Height: 5’9

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 3rd (Casey)

NYAC: 2nd (Casey)

Salt Lake City: 2nd (Casey)

Average finish: 2.5

Season record: 10-3

Season highlights: advanced to consecutive finals at the NYAC ’17 and Salt Lake City ’17, rose to #2 on the WR48 rankings (highest ever), was 10-0 against every WR48 pro outside of Catriona Casey

Aoife McCarthy

Ranking: #3

Hometown: Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Height: 5’3

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 4th (Reilly, McMahon)

NYAC: 6th (Ulbert, Davis)

Salt Lake City: 6th (Casey)

Average finish: 5

Season record: 7-6

Season highlights: finished in the top six of all three of her WR48 starts, rose to #3 on the WR48 tour (highest ever), advanced to her second career WR48 semifinal (NYAC ’17)

Ciana Ni Churraoin

Ranking: #3

Hometown: Ireland

Height: 5’3

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: did nit start

NYAC: 3rd (Casey)

Salt Lake City: 3rd (McMahon)

Average finish: 3

Season record: 8-2

Season highlights: finished in the top three in both of her WR48 starts

Senior Race 4 Eight

Marcos Chavez

Ranking: #1

Age: 3/20/74

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Height: 5’10

R48 6 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 1st (Alvarado)

Minnesota: 1st (Alvarado)

Salt Lake City: 1st (Watkins)

Average finish: 1

Season highlights: completed the first undefeated season in SR48 history, won his third SR48 Player’s Championship, only dropped two games in nine matches during the season, retained the SR48 #1 ranking

Dan Armijo

Ranking: #2

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Height: 5’10

SR48 5 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 3rd (Chavez)

Minnesota: 3rd (Alvarado)

Salt Lake City: 3rd (Watkins)

Average finish: 3

Season highlights: finished in the top three in all three of his SR48 starts, oldest SR48 pro in the top eight, ended the season at #2 (highest ever)

Naty Alvarado, Jr.

Ranking: #3

Age: 8/6/73

Hometown: Spring Valley Lake, CA

Height: 5’8

SR48 5 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 2nd (Chavez)

Minnesota: 2nd (Chavez)

Salt Lake City: did not start

Average finish: 2

Season highlights: advanced to the finals of both SR48 starts on the season, played the most memorable match in SR48 history (U.S. Open ’16)

Chris Watkins

Ranking: #4 (tied)

Age: 7/19/70

Hometown: Spring Valley Lake, Victorville, CA

Height: 5’10

SR48 5 Finishes

Simple Green U.S. Open: 4th (Chavez)

Minnesota: did not play

Salt Lake City: 2nd (Chavez)

Average finish: 3

Season highlights: advanced to his first SR48 final (Salt Lake City ’17), engineered the largest single-game comeback in SR48 history, rallying from 7-22 to defeat Dan Armijo 25-23 (Salt Lake City ’17), ended the season at #4 (highest ever)

David Fink

WPH Senior Statistician